• 530.541.3420 | 2170 South Avenue, S. Lake Tahoe, CA

Primary Care

Our Barton Health primary care providers specialize in continuing and comprehensive health care for both individuals and families across all ages and genders.

Barton Health incorporates a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) approach to primary care. This is not a place, but a partnership between our patients and their Barton Health primary care team.

You can expect:

  • Personalized care plans you help design, addressing your health concerns.
  • Medication review at each visit to help you understand and monitor your medications.
  • Coaching and advice to help you follow your care plan and meet your goals.
  • Connection to support from peers in your community who share similar health issues and experiences.

Regularly scheduled office visits allow us to better assist you in identifying and managing your health needs.

Primary Care Patient Diagram: Patient & Family at center of Primary Care Provider, Nurse, Care Coordinator and Medical Assistant.

You at the Center of Your Care


  • Acute, chronic and preventive care
  • Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses
  • Annual wellness checks
  • Care coordination and management
  • 24-hour phone access to clinical advice
  • Hospital follow-up

Appointments and Cancellations

We make every effort to ensure you are seen by our providers in a timely manner.

  • Patients should arrive 10 minutes prior to appointment with all paperwork completed to allow for check-in.
  • Late arrivals may not be accommodated.
  • If you need to cancel, notify your provider's office before 4:00 p.m. the day prior.
  • Your care team is available to discuss how to support you to keep your appointments.

Lab Work

We strongly encourage patients to complete any required lab work at least 3-4 days prior to your appointment. This allows your physician to discuss lab results at the time of your visit.

Patient Responsibility

Although our staff will file your medical insurance on your behalf, it is your responsibility to monitor the processing and payment of claims. If you are unable to pay your balance in full, please speak with a financial customer service representative at 530.543.5930 to learn about no-interest payment plans and financial assistance programs.

Insurance & Fees

To ensure we can correctly prepare and file your insurance claim we must obtain a copy of your driver’s license and a current insurance card(s) at each visit prior to being seen. Barton participates with most insurance plans including Medi-Cal and Medicare. If we do not participate with your insurance carrier, payment in full is expected at each visit. If we do participate with your insurance carrier but do not have a current insurance card, you are expected to pay for your visit in full until we can verify your coverage.


We are here to help you complete your referral request. Please ask your care team if you have questions or concerns on how to navigate the referral process.

Medication Refills

For prescription refills, please take note:

  • Approval of your refill may take up to three business days.
  • MyChart and notification from your pharmacy are the preferred methods to request prescription refills.
  • Some medications require you to be seen every 3 months with your primary care provider to receive a refill.


MyChart gives you 24/7 access to manage your healthcare online from your computer or smartphone. You can:

  • Access test results
  • View personal medical information
  • Send secure messages to your primary care team

Education Resources

Find evidence-based education materials in a comprehensive online health library online. Content includes videos and articles covering a wide variety of health information.

Barton Family Medicine

Barton Primary Care at Fourth Street (formerly Alpine Family Practice)

Barton Primary Care at Stateline

Barton Community Health Center

  • Barton Community Health Center, 2201 South Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    Note: The parking entrance is on 3rd Street.
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 530.543.5623
  • Barton Community Health Center Website

Barton Pediatrics

  • Barton Pediatrics, 2201 South Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 530.543.5550
  • Barton Pediatrics Website

Patients now have access to medical information through an after-hours clinical advice line by calling their primary care offices at the phone numbers listed above.